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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe to Stop Making Packaged Software
« on: May 07, 2013, 02:40:47 PM »
The Wall Street Journal is stating that Adobe is abandoning the packaged software model in favor of Creative Cloud, and plans no further release of Creative Suit after the current 6.0.
If I'm not wrong its been a year since they started Adobe Creative Cloud, but it is still not available in my region http://www.adobe.com/mena_en/products/creativecloud.html?promoid=JFQGY

Where do you live? I just know the Rienz, a river in the south tyrol... esp Itay

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EOS Bodies / Re: 70d out in time?
« on: May 04, 2013, 03:11:30 PM »
...I have learned that the limiting factor is me, not the camera sensor...

So true. So easy to get caught up in the "Bigger is Better," "Newer is Better," "More Expensive is Better" mindset. Especially when you take part in a forum where there is always someone who has a bigger, newer, more expensive toy.

We throw numbers around here like they mean nothing and tend to forget that for most people, spending $1,000 on a camera is one huge investment, not to mention $2,000 to $3,500.


So true. Thanks for that reminder.

In my opinion the quality of an picture ist depending on an dynamic interaction between the camera and the photographer. Most times the photographer ist the limiting factor, sometimes the hardware you use. The ratio between is dynamically variying from situation to situation.
Sure, if you spend 10.000 € in your hardware, the probability to get an sharp, colourful  and well  exposed picture is higher than with an 700€ equipment.

But the real "photographical glance (German: Fotographischer Blick)" is something you have to learn sometimes very hard. And some of us will never get the feeling how to get an extraordinary photo. And some of us are aritically more inventive then others.

Some of you are posting great shots, where I say "wow". I often wonder, how and where you took the shot. Tipps to train getting better pictures are often missing.
I own many books, but only some of them are really teaching how to become a little bit better in photography. Most of my books show superb shots, but do not tell you how they got it. Or they use equipment, you will never own. (I just read an book on studio photography. Very interresting. But the writer uses an extraordinary expensive lightning system.)
So, it would be great, to learn from your experience.

But to answer the question:
I would buy an 60D too. the price/performance ratio is very good.
 If your budget is limited, you can buy Canon  EF-S 4-5,6 17-85 IS (~500€) and the Tamron 4-5,6 70-300 DI VC USD SP (~350€). A polarisation filter should not be missing.
A friend of mine, who is working in an crisis region, uses this equipment as it could be that he has to leave the region without his equipment. He is satisfied. The 60D and these two lenses are working good togeather. We checked it in an german photographic magazine.


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EOS Bodies / Re: 70d out in time?
« on: May 01, 2013, 04:59:02 PM »
I am new to DSLR's and will be traveling to Europe for a little over a month (leaving June 10th). I am pretty set on the XXD line, but would be interested in other suggestions. I was rather hopeful of the April 23rd announcement date, but now that has come and gone and no 70D. So do you guys 1) think the 70d bill be released before I leave? Or 2) think I should go for the 60D, or another suggestion.

Where do you go to? City-travelling? Nature-travelling? shooting Landscape ?

How much do you want to spent for the equipment? Wahts the limit?

I will be doing a lot of city-travelling and landscapes.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 70d out in time?
« on: May 01, 2013, 03:26:07 PM »
I am new to DSLR's and will be traveling to Europe for a little over a month (leaving June 10th). I am pretty set on the XXD line, but would be interested in other suggestions. I was rather hopeful of the April 23rd announcement date, but now that has come and gone and no 70D. So do you guys 1) think the 70d bill be released before I leave? Or 2) think I should go for the 60D, or another suggestion.

Where do you go to? City-travelling? Nature-travelling? shooting Landscape ?

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Lenses / Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« on: May 01, 2013, 04:10:05 AM »


Just another opinion. I love the 100-400 push/pull :)

Me too.
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+1. But mine stucks between 300-400mm and needs some force to change the focal length. Tried to repair it, but the 300€ did not change it sufficiently.
So, if the new lens will be under 200€ I will switch.
Most of my bird pics are taken by this lens, I own for 12 years now.

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Lenses / Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: May 01, 2013, 02:39:33 AM »
Got some infos from an friend, using the old and the new AF-S VR 80-400mm 4.5-5.6G ED lens:
He got it some days ago and was on a trip in the south of Italy.
He told me that the new lens has an much faster AF than the predecessor model. But the AF was even not accurate every time. In his opinion Nikon pushed the AF-S VR 80-400mm 4.5-5.6G ED up in image quality and made it faster. But he doubts that he did right by buing this lens, spending 2,5 times more than his old lens costs today. Excellent rumors and advertisements are sometimes not true, as we all know.

Maybe Canon improves the lens too, but will it be 2500-3000€ worth - in comparison to the old 100-400? Let us see.

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Does anybody know, if it would be technically possible that the AF is working on an aperture of 8 at other Canon Cameras too?

Some month ago, the GO where I am working bought some Cams for documentation. There we were definitifly told, that it is technically impossible to use the AF on an lens thath has an beginning aperture of >=8 on the 5D MK3. - Now it is possible. Interresting.

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Much thanks. The Eos 100 will be an option, indeed.
I own the 12-24 4 Tokina, and the 28-70 2.8 Canon and an 244m 2.8. But the 7D or the 60D is to heavy to carry on the Kibo. Sorry no K2 or Mount Everst. High enough for me. After my accident an limitation.

Time for acclimatication about 3-4 weeks. Staying over 3500-4000m. Travelling with an guided tour.

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Need some advice:

I am looking for an compact Camera or Mirrorless for climbing or high-altitude hiking.
Preferences:
  • smaller an lighter than SLR
  • focus on high image quality
  • normal AF speed (shutter lag <0,5s)
  • able to use an polarisation filter e.g.
  • wide angle preference
Price unter 1500€ inclusive wideangle lens

I aimed at the Sony Cyber-shot RX100, but there are very variying tests. (Dpreview gives not the best notes. Color foto (German magazine) says superb,...) Which test to trust?
The Fuji 100s or the X-1E?

Which model would you prefer?

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Lenses / Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 29, 2013, 03:56:39 PM »
IMHO Canon is going to part their product line. Much for the normal users, where Canon earns much money. And an premium line, where the price does not matter - with an excellent (hopefully excellent) image quality and features.
I think they know very well, what the competitors will bring on the market and overthink if they should struggle for this segment too

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Lenses / Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 29, 2013, 03:52:25 PM »


I love my Canon gear for sure. But the Sticker price shock is wearing me down too.
Now I'm keeping a much closer eye on the competition than I ever did before, including bodies and whole systems. I can't say that I'm going to jump ship, but a few years ago even the thought of considering it never entered my mind. I guess I was confident that Canon would always be the best value gear (FF) for me. But the competition is fierce in every arena today, and Canon needs to to go all in to stay ahead.

I think the game changer will be the Sony FF NEX system.  It just leaked that the A58 will be the last SLT model.  That can mean only one thing- they learned well from their success with the RX-1.  FF A-mount mirrorless is on the way.  It'll be interesting to see how Canon and Nikon react to that.  I expect Sony will implement a global shutter as well, so no more rolling shutter for video people.
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I was personally surprised how good the image quality of the NEX-7 in combination with an 18-55mm is. Maybe this would be an lightweight alternative for mountain hiking. Half of the weight of my Canon gear. 24MP and an very ggod image quality. And I can use filters too

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC?
« on: April 18, 2013, 02:59:10 AM »
Looks like the ultimate travel lens! At 35mm it will also do for a decent portrait lens on APS-C!

I'm becoming more and more a Sigma fanboy :P

+1 if: the IQ is ok & the price not on Canons pricing orientated

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« on: April 16, 2013, 11:38:45 AM »
maybe we see this cam in 2013....
Maybe the 7D2 in 2014???? or 2015???

I´d like to know why Canon is announcing the cams so late.... Nikon is told to bring out the next model in the Summer.... then they have an actual successor of each camera older then 3 years....

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Bias of tests
« on: March 30, 2013, 06:13:28 AM »
Maybe you will be  ::) your eyes, but does anybody know, how the test-magazines (online, printed) get their cameras for testing?
Are these Cameras "specially improved" by the manufacturers? Or do test magazines get "normal" cameras from the production lines?


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